ACU Early Career Academic Grants 2017


The Association of Commonwealth Universities’ (ACU) Early Career Academic Grants 2017 invites applications for a minimum of 30 grants. The grants are awarded to early career academics employed by ACU member universities enabling them to participate in a conference held in a Commonwealth country other than their own.

Location: The conference must be held in a Commonwealth country other than the applicant’s country of employment.

Date: The grant must be used to participate in a conference between 1 July 2017 and 31 December 2017.

Theme: The conference to be attended must be a recognised academic conference in a field relevant to the applicant’s area of expertise.


  1. Applicants must be employed in an academic role by an ACU member institution.
  2. University staff who are less than ten years from the start of their employment in an academic role.
  3. Academic staff who have recently returned to work after a career break can also be considered: applicants to whom this criteria applies should make this clear in their application.
  4. Applicants must not have previously worked or attended an academic conference outside their home region.


The maximum amount of each grant is GBP 2000. Grants can be used to cover travel and visa costs, conference fees, accommodation and subsistence.

Deadline: Sunday 2 April 2017 at 11:59pm (BST)

To apply, visit the official link.


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